Aeroacoustic waves generated from a supersonic jet impinging on an inclined flat plate

Taku Nonomura, Yoshinori Goto, Kozo Fujii

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Abstract

This paper presents a computational study of the flow and flow-induced acoustic fields of a supersonic jet impinging on an inclined flat plate. For the numerical simulations, we solved three-dimensional compressible Navier-Stokes equations with a modified weighted compact nonlinear scheme. We analyzed the simulation results mainly from the viewpoint of the acoustic emission and propagation mechanism, and we investigated the acoustic field characteristics such as directivity, their spectra, and acoustic wave source positions. The acoustic fields indicate that there are at least three types of acoustic waves in all the cases considered in the study: (i) Mach waves generated from the shear layer of the main jet, (ii) acoustic waves generated from the impingement region, and (iii) Mach waves generated from the shear layer of the supersonic flow downstream of the jet impingement. The indication of the second type of wave (ii) is important because the commonly used empirical method for the estimation of the acoustic waves from a rocket plume does not consider such acoustic waves. We also discussed the effects of nozzle-plate distance and temperature on the second type of acoustic waves (ii).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-426
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Aeroacoustics
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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